Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    The Divinity School offers a generous scholarship program to PhD Candidates. Every student receives financial aid with the basic award being around 100% of tuition, a stipend of $18,000 and health insurance guaranteed for 5 years, based upon adequate progress. In addition, the Program in Theology and Practice awards five fellowships each year to students beginning Ph.D. studies in Religion at Vanderbilt (Fellowships in Theology and Practice). Fellows may earn their Ph.D. in any of the eight areas in which the Graduate Department of Religion offers the degree. The fellowships immerse students in interdisciplinary study and in regular conversation with experienced practitioners, offer relationships with mentors, opportunities for vocational reflection, and close ties with a strong cohort of fellow students, and support opportunities to practice teaching for ministry at the Vanderbilt Divinity School and in area theological schools. The fellowships provide full tuition and a stipend for up to six years of study.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    Fernando Segovia
    Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
    Expertise in Early Christian Origins, Theological Studies, and Cultural Studies

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    The University’s Center for Latin-American Studies provides numerous opportunities for faculty and graduate students each term.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    The Jean and Alexander Heard Library provides access to an ample range of resources on Latin America within its general collection.

    Other Resources

    At Vanderbilt, Hispanic students are automatically entitled to participate in the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students. Graduates relate to the Vanderbilt Hispanic Alumni Networks.

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

    Klem-Marí Cajigas Chimelis
    2007-2008 Doctoral, 2008-2009 Doctoral Renewal Fellow, and 2009-2010 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
    Juan Escarfuller
    2003-2004 Doctoral, 2004-2005 Doctoral Renewal Fellow, and 2005-2006 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow
    Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz
    Assistant Professor Christian Scriptures
    Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
    1998-1999 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Gilberto Medina
    Adjunct Professor
    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    1997-1998 Doctoral and 1999-2000 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Luis Menéndez Antuña
    2013-2014 Dissertation Year Scholar
    Rubén Muñoz-Larrondo
    Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
    Andrews University
    2000-2001 Doctoral, 2001-2002 Doctoral Renewal, 2002-2003 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2005-2006 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Lis Valle
    2013-2014 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    Jonathan Warren
    2009-2010 Doctoral  and 2010-2011 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School is:

    Name:                  James P. Byrd
    Title:                     Associate Dean for Graduate Education
    Telephone:          615-343-3976
    Email:                   [email protected]